Sunday, August 19, 2012

*bangs head on desk*

I'm in the process of basting Lucy. It's proving to be a little difficult because I don't have a lot of space and she only measures in at about 52 inches square. I'm also having some back pain in general and that makes the whole process even more uncomfortable. At this point I think until I have more space all my quilts will be baby quilts. I need to move. I've walked away from her several times because I'm also afraid to start quilting her.

I'm not sure how I want to quilt her, though I'm thinking of doing a simple zig zag. I'm a little scared to start quilting Lucy because what if I don't like the design and what my machine starts acting like an ass again like she was yesterday when I was trying to finish up some card holders that needed to go out in the mail for Indie Gift Box. Then what do I do?

I was having a tension problem and discovered that Betsy (I totally just made up that name right now) doesn't like certain threads. It took me way too long to figure that out and made me super frustrated and I'm usually a very patient person. Thankfully I got the problem figured out, fixed, finished up and in the mail. Huge sigh of relief. But that still doesn't put me at ease with quilting right now.

I'm really not sure what to do. I've got a BQA block to work on and I thought about starting on my space invader pillow. All this really means is that I avoid doing I should be doing. Oi! What do I do?


Kelly said...

Basting is a bugger on the back, can you baste on the wall? There is a great tute on you tube by Pasty Thompson.
I would suggest to just get stuck in, you can always rip out ugly stitches :)

Nat at Made in Home said...

You may find this tutorial from Felicity Quilts useful - just in case you want to 'audition' quilting designs!